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Announcing our latest digital marketing program in partnership with AdWerx Enterprise providing automatic digital marketing campaigns for all new listings. Program announcement here.

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Introducing our Real Estate and Lifestyle Planning Guide… a tool to help clients and consumers think more strategically about real estate and their real estate decisions in preparation for lifestyle changes. Contact one of our Realtors for a consultation. Read the press release here.

A sneak preview of our new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices's CRM system (Project REX and ACE) that Chris Stuart will be debuting at convention in Las Vegas. it is sure to take our sales agents and associate brokers to new heights of success.
Congratulations to all of our 2018 production award winners who will be recognized on 3/8/19 at our annual cocktail party and awards event at Saratoga National.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 production award winners who will be recognized on 3/8/19 at our annual cocktail party and awards event at Saratoga National.

Celebrating the 2018 achievements of the women and men of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors on Friday March 8th at Saratoga National.

Celebrating the 2018 achievements of the women and men of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors on Friday March 8th at Saratoga National.

We are participating again this year as a major sponsor and walk team for this year’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk on 4/14/19 at Crossgates Mall.  Please register to join our walk team or make a donation here.

We are participating again this year as a major sponsor and walk team for this year’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk on 4/14/19 at Crossgates Mall. Please register to join our walk team or make a donation here.

Berkshire Hathaway ranked #3 behind Apple and Amazon for 2019 World’s Most Admired Companies.

Berkshire Hathaway ranked #3 behind Apple and Amazon for 2019 World’s Most Admired Companies.

2019 is off to a phenomenal start... Leadership team meeting at our home office.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors named top workplace for 2018 by The Albany Business Review and a 2019 Top Workplace by the Times Union. Contact Lisa Roth  lroth@bhhsblake.com  to learn about a career with our firm.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors named top workplace for 2018 by The Albany Business Review and a 2019 Top Workplace by the Times Union. Contact Lisa Roth lroth@bhhsblake.com to learn about a career with our firm.

Since 2005, The Quest for Grace Foundation has provided clothing, and other items to foster children in the Capital Region. The Foundation operates solely on donations and good will. Every item is free and nothing is sold. Founded on the premise that "every child is a gift," The Quest for Grace organization seek to make a positive difference in the lives of these children. They hope that their efforts help lighten the burden of neglect, indifference and abuse and let foster children know that someone cares for them. Learn more at questforgrace.com.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our efforts on behalf of Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York.
Video highlights of the 2018 "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk in Washington Park, Albany. Over $16,000 raised by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors president Jay Christiana with Mid-Year company address. Company statistics represent first 6 months of the year (as reported by ENYRMLS 1/1/18 - 7/1/18).

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced it was recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 30thannual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.

More than 77,000 U.S. consumers rated 3,000 brands in about 300 categories in the online study earlier this year. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received the highest ranking in the Real Estate Agency category based on consumers’ perception of its brand familiarity, quality and purchasing consideration, among other qualifying factors.

“We are honored to be recognized by consumers in the respected Harris Poll EquiTrend® study,” said Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices president and CEO. “It’s a tribute to our franchisees’ tireless work and support of clients and the exemplary way they represent our brand in the marketplace.”

This year’s EquiTrend® study reflected an emerging trend in consumer behavior – the push to simplify and align with brands they know and trust. “Trust is earned,” said Blefari. “We are absolutely proud consumers chose our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as ‘Most Trusted Real Estate Brand.’ It speaks to the way our franchisees conduct business every day and deliver on their promises.”

Berkshire Hathway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” for 2018 in the 30th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend study. More than 77,000 consumers rated 3,000 brands in about 300 categories online. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, received the highest ranking in the real estate agency category. They were ranked on consumers’ perception of its brand familiarity and purchasing consideration, among other factors.
Proud to be one of the 50 "Top Workplaces" for 2018 and recipient of leadership award.

Proud to be one of the 50 "Top Workplaces" for 2018 and recipient of leadership award.

Warren Buffett is now America's #2 Real Estate Broker. From Bloomberg News 3/30/17  Full article here .

Warren Buffett is now America's #2 Real Estate Broker. From Bloomberg News 3/30/17 Full article here.

April 2018 Leadership Team Meeting at 8 Airline Drive in Colonie.

Check out Sr. VP Chris Stuart discusses our 2018 partnership with Vayner Media and exciting plans about our future.

Celebrating the achievements of the women and men of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors at River's Casino and Resort.
Check out our new home valuation tool... receive 3 different independent home value reports.

Check out our new home valuation tool... receive 3 different independent home value reports.

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Results from our latest consumer sentiment survey 10.23.17.  View full survey here.

Results from our latest consumer sentiment survey 10.23.17. View full survey here.

Who we Are:  Spring 2018 Orientation Video.

Sr. VP of business development and operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Chris Stuart recent Forbes article  here .  Branding in Real Estate: Why Who You Are Matters

Sr. VP of business development and operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Chris Stuart recent Forbes article here. Branding in Real Estate: Why Who You Are Matters

Check out the latest re_think Council white paper: The Work Life Balance Act.  The Council isn't only about picking up new stuff, it's also about rethinking what works and reapplying it. This white paper details how top producers manage a work life balance in the real estate industry utilizing both the FISH! Philosophy  and  Gino Blefari 's  Ten Keys to Success.    Read here   .      Crack it open today  to learn how these top-producing real estate agents do it all.

Check out the latest re_think Council white paper: The Work Life Balance Act. The Council isn't only about picking up new stuff, it's also about rethinking what works and reapplying it. This white paper details how top producers manage a work life balance in the real estate industry utilizing both theFISH! Philosophy and Gino Blefari's Ten Keys to Success. Read here.

Crack it open today to learn how these top-producing real estate agents do it all.

Read the August Cover Story about the growth of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices  here .

Read the August Cover Story about the growth of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices here.

Proud to welcome Director of Technology and Technology Training, Lisa Roth, to our company full time.

Proud to welcome Director of Technology and Technology Training, Lisa Roth, to our company full time.

We are hiring ambitious real estate agents (new and experienced) and an office administrator for our commercial office as well as interviewing potential management candidates for our growing company. If you are interested in learning more  please click here .

We are hiring ambitious real estate agents (new and experienced) and an office administrator for our commercial office as well as interviewing potential management candidates for our growing company. If you are interested in learning more please click here.

Congratulations to our Saratoga Springs branch office for being recognized as one of the "Best of the Saratoga Region" by Saratoga Today.

Congratulations to our Saratoga Springs branch office for being recognized as one of the "Best of the Saratoga Region" by Saratoga Today.

Virtual Realty Volume 2: Grady Ligon (Chief Information Officer Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Virtual Realty Volume 2: Grady Ligon (Chief Information Officer Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

One of the trendy mantras in technology and innovation over the past few years has been “Fail Fast”.  The challenge with this seemingly simple phrase is that our culture, and likely our current business model, does not reward failure. Even in the uber-innovative, and competitive, world of Silicon Valley most companies fear any type of failure to the point where they often look for shortcuts to achieve success. Unfortunately, shortcuts cause us to miss out on what is truly needed, which is the learning that failure provides. As Pippin says in The Fellowship of the Ring, “Shortcuts make long delays.”

In his book The Lean Startup (which I recommend), Eric Ries says that the only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else. Since we tend to learn far more from failures that from successes the logical extension is that the way to win is to fail faster than anyone else. Overall, failing fast isn’t about failure in the big issues, it’s about the little ones. It’s an approach that embraces lots of little experiments with the idea that some will work and grow and others will fail and die. Depending on the market and company, we need the ability to fail small and fail fast otherwise we may not live to fail again.

So what does this mean for you and your real estate brokerage? As it relates to technology and your business, listen to crazy ideas and try new things. Develop a culture of experimentation. Be willing to try something unexpected or different but do it quickly. If it’s not working, be willing to fail fast and pivot. Make sure you don’t become too comfortable with any one product or vendor as the technology landscape is ever-changing. Put yourself in a position to abandon products once their technology becomes irrelevant, and it will. Once you recognize that technology is not a destination but a journey, much of this becomes easier.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

Read our latest consumer sentiment survey (June 2017)  here .

Read our latest consumer sentiment survey (June 2017) here.

5.9.17 Saratoga Today Article "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors Celebrates 95 Years of Philanthropy.

5.9.17 Saratoga Today Article "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors Celebrates 95 Years of Philanthropy.

Our latest round of agent testimonials featured online and in print.

Our latest round of agent testimonials featured online and in print.

Thank you to the Schenectady East Rotary for holding their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser for our Ring of Hope not for profit boxing club!

Thank you to the Schenectady East Rotary for holding their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser for our Ring of Hope not for profit boxing club!

Read the 3.7 article about our Saratoga Springs branch office, giving back to the community and 95 years of real estate service at our awards party.  Full article here .

Read the 3.7 article about our Saratoga Springs branch office, giving back to the community and 95 years of real estate service at our awards party. Full article here.

Mansion Global partners with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Mansion Global partners with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

NEW YORK, March 3rd, 2017 — Mansion Global, the premier destination for global luxury real estate listings and information, announced today the launch of its official channel on WeChat, China’s largest social media and instant messaging platform. The launch is supported by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, which is the exclusive launch partner for the channel.

Introduced in May 2015, Mansion Global is the top digital destination connecting wealthy, international buyers with exceptional properties through timely, relevant news content and market information. The user interface of Mansion Global’s WeChat channel is designed to mirror its mobile site with a more optimized experience, particularly for users located in China, given that it lives entirely within the local WeChat environment. With a sleek, modern and intuitive design, the channel currently serves the same engaging editorial content as Mansion Global’s Chinese-language site while also providing the full database of searchable listings.

“Launching this WeChat channel is a critical step to our continued efforts in building Mansion Global’s Chinese audience,” said Mae Cheng, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Mansion Global. “This will allow readers in China better access to our relevant news stories and premium listings and help reinforce our position as the one-stop destination for luxury real estate.”

WeChat was released in 2011 as a cross-platform instant messaging service, and has quickly grown to become one of the largest standalone messaging apps in the world. Now with more than 1 billion registered accounts and 864 million monthly active users in over 200 countries, the platform also provides other services including social media, voice calls and e-commerce. Latest research shows a significant increase in luxury brands, such as Montblanc and Christian Dior, have adopted WeChat as a platform to maximize consumer engagement in the Chinese market.

"This new relationship with Mansion Global―the first of its kind―is a direct connection between our U.S. network of trusted real estate experts and the world's largest population of potential homebuyers on a messaging platform that has 800 million users,” said Stephen Phillips, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We couldn't be more excited."

With the launch of this new platform, Mansion Global and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices together aim to further penetrate the highly valuable Chinese market and attract more buyers who are actively looking to purchase luxury properties globally.  Get the full story here.

Celebrating 95 years of real estate service to the Capital Region & North Country of New York State. Highlights from our March 2017 party.

Congratulations to all of our employees, Realtors® and associate brokers for receiving this recognition again for 2017. We will be honored in April 2017. More details to come.

Congratulations to all of our employees, Realtors® and associate brokers for receiving this recognition again for 2017. We will be honored in April 2017. More details to come.

ASSOCIATE ASSISTANCE SUPPORT NOW FEATURES LIVE CHAT (LIVE CHAT, PHONE & EMAIL)  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices designed this Support Team as a single point of contact for you – our Network members. We are proud of the quick, accurate service the AAH team provides. Contact AAH with questions about the products and services we offer by Live Chat, email or phone. Service is available: Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Eastern Phone (855) 422-9052 Email BHHSsupport@HSFranchise.com

ASSOCIATE ASSISTANCE SUPPORT NOW FEATURES LIVE CHAT (LIVE CHAT, PHONE & EMAIL) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices designed this Support Team as a single point of contact for you – our Network members. We are proud of the quick, accurate service the AAH team provides. Contact AAH with questions about the products and services we offer by Live Chat, email or phone. Service is available: Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Eastern Phone (855) 422-9052 Email BHHSsupport@HSFranchise.com

Congratulations to Kyle Schoonmaker who was sworn in as a 2017 CIREB director. Congratulations Kyle and thank you for your service!

Congratulations to Kyle Schoonmaker who was sworn in as a 2017 CIREB director. Congratulations Kyle and thank you for your service!

Our new luxury collection website recently launched.  www.bhhsluxurycollection.com

Our new luxury collection website recently launched. www.bhhsluxurycollection.com

Great participation in this year's Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon. #JuniorAchievement Bowl-a-thon at Lucky Strike in Crossgates Mal over 3 weeks with 60 local companies participating to help empower the 25,000 students in the #CapitalRegion on understanding the value of staying in school.

Great participation in this year's Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon. #JuniorAchievement Bowl-a-thon at Lucky Strike in Crossgates Mal over 3 weeks with 60 local companies participating to help empower the 25,000 students in the #CapitalRegion on understanding the value of staying in school.

Read the latest published articles from coach/managers  Richard Ferro  and  Brian McKenna .

Read the latest published articles from coach/managers Richard Ferro and Brian McKenna.

Get the fully immersive virtual reality experience (available for select listings). Good to Know™.

Get the fully immersive virtual reality experience (available for select listings). Good to Know™.

We are happy to be a part of the Amtrak Rails to Recovery program. A program that allows those traveling within NY by Amtrak discounted and free fares for cancer treatments.

We are happy to be a part of the Amtrak Rails to Recovery program. A program that allows those traveling within NY by Amtrak discounted and free fares for cancer treatments.

#TeamBlake wins softball season opener.

#TeamBlake wins softball season opener.

Many of our associates and employees participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2016 (featured above).

Many of our associates and employees participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2016 (featured above).

Team Blake and Centre Street Pub win 2016 dodgeball competition at Schenectady Armory on Saturday 4.16. The tournament was sponsored by the Empire State Sports Council. Learn more about  ESSC  here. Times Union article  here.

Team Blake and Centre Street Pub win 2016 dodgeball competition at Schenectady Armory on Saturday 4.16. The tournament was sponsored by the Empire State Sports Council. Learn more about ESSC here. Times Union article here.

Warren Buffett narrates this 2016 informational video to let you know what we are all about. A Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtor® is Good to Know™.